According to Dictionary.com, the function of stroma in both humans and plant cells is as a supportive matrix. In people, stroma is the connective and supportive tissue of organs. In plants, the stroma is the cytoplasm in... More »

A plant's stroma is the area where starches, which are types of sugars, are created in the chloroplasts. It is the area where reactions occur. More »

Chloroplasts are organelles that help plants convert water, energy and sunlight into food. Chloroplasts support photosynthesis by storing energy and synthesizing metabolic materials. More »

The citric acid cycle takes place in the matrix of the mitochondria in cells. It is also known as the Krebs cycle, or the TCA cycle. This process is an essential part of aerobic respiration. More »

Glycolysis occurs in the cytosol, also known as intracellular fluid or cytoplasmic matrix, which is the liquid found in cells. The cytosol is separated by membranes into lots of compartments and is made of many different... More »

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Pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium cells function as a protective layer in the respiratory system of humans, according to CliffsNotes. These specialized cells feature rectangular shapes, vertical appearances a... More »

Diploid cells include all animal cells, including those of humans. They are also found in the cells of flowering plants, gymnosperms and in one of the two generations of algae and lower plants. Diploid cells are cells co... More »